The thick rain forests, rolling hills and the low clouds hanging near the peaks provide a breathtaking view much before the 48-seater plane skims over the trees and sways wildly before touching down on the small runway.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to ensure that his bowlers complete overs in stipulated time in the third Test against the West Indies as a slow rate could get him banned from playing in the opening Test against England later this month.
The draw against West Indies despite being in a strong position in the second Test did not disappoint Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said his side did enough for a win but was done in by the weather gods.
Barbados is regarded as the spiritual home of West Indies cricket and India have never breached the fortress in eight Tests, losing seven at the Kensington Oval going back to 1953.
He made his Test debut in the West Indies only because of injuries to Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, but young opener Abhinav Mukund has been rewarded for showing the commitment so crucial at the highest level.
West Indies coach, Ottis Gibson, made it clear that he wanted to shape the struggling side in his own way, suggesting that explosive batsman and former skipper Chris Gayle may not have a part to play in that.
Getting an early first class break and making an impression does not always guarantee progress into international cricket. And one can soon find Test cricket a steep climb.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni tried putting an end to the discussions about being wrongly given out stating that he would rather blame himself rather than anyone else for playing a poor shot.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni became India's second most successful Test captain after guiding the side to a 63-run win over the West Indies in the first Test match in Kingston on Thursday.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni saluted his lower order batsmen for bailing the side from tough situations and shaping the team's 63 run win over the West Indies in the first cricket Test in Jamaica. Ashish Shukla
Explosive batsman Chris Gayle will know his fate as a West Indies player after the cricket board's Board of Directors meet to discuss a report on this week’s meeting with the player that ended in acrimony.
Reggae legend Bob Marley's spirit and music is all pervasive in Jamaica. In capital Kingston, the country's favourite sporting son, Usain Bolt, leaps out of hoardings and any talk can quickly veer to his sprint compatriot Asafa Powell's love for flashy cars.
It was the biggest knock of his nascent international career but far from celebrating, young West Indies pacer Andre Russell was a disappointed man as his hurricane 92 failed to fetch his side a win in the third one-dayer against India here.
Stand-in captain Suresh Raina is happy that the new-look Indian team that got very little time to prepare for the West Indies series have produced results.